Sprain and strain of a joint and surrounding tissue are one of the most common sports related injuries (sprain involves the ligament and strain involves muscle or tendon). Besides pain, the typical inflammatory response may include swelling of the injured area, redness , bruising , and reduced range of motion of the joint. In addition to conventional R.I.C.E (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation) treatment, acupuncture treatment is very helpful in reducing inflammation and swelling fast.
As a result acupuncture in combination with physiotherapy gives a two pronged approach in the treatment of sports injuries.
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